We would like to thank all of the participants in yesterday’s first Junior Open held at Skipton Golf Club. The results were:- 1st Lennon Seiles (Ashby Decoy GC) with 32 points (B9 20) 2nd Edmund Clay ( Huddersfield GC) with 32 points (B9 16) 3rd Poppi Markwell (Hessle GC) with 31 points The winner receives a voucher for £40, second £30 and third place receives a voucher for £20. We hope you all enjoyed our course and will come back next year ! Skipton Golf Club
On Thursday 7 September 2023 Skipton held an invitational golf day for some 72 members of various Harrogate Union Golf Clubs. It is hoped that this will be the start of a new period in the history of Skipton GC as we move from the Bradford Union to the Harrogate Union in April 2024. The results were:- 1st - Roger Moore (Skipton), David Wem, Graham Sharp, Tom Halliday (Knaresborough) - 93 Points. 2nd - Jonathan Smith (Skipton), Paul Monaghan, Chris King, Matt Creighton (Thirsk & Northallerton) - 90 Points Ladies - Sarah Howes (Skipton), Julie Gibbs, Karen Ritter, Mary Kennedy (Rudding Park) - 84 Points
The Spring Men's Open took place in glorious sunshine on Sunday 7 May - everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Paul Washington and Joe McDermott from Wakefield Golf Club took first place and £75 each with 41 points (after a countback). Second place and £60 each went to Keith Shore and Ian Shore from Concord Park (also with 41 points). The third and final place went to Martin Rourke and Stephen Webster on 40 points from Wakefield & Low Laithes taking home a £50 voucher each. For a full list of results please read on and click the link...... Men's Open 7 May - Full Results List Position Player 1 Player 2 Score Club 1 Paul Washington Joe McDermott 41 C/B Wakefield 2 Keith Shore Ian Shore 41 C/B Concord Park 3 Martin Rourke Stephen Webster 40 Wakefield / Low Laithes 4 Christopher Woodall Les Trowse 39 Malton & Norton 5 Sam Hudson Richard Margrave 38 C/B Stamford 6 Ian Black Alistair Whitehurst 38 C/B Heaton Park 7 Carleton Weldon Jason Anderton 36 Stamford 8 Phil Hudson Mike Grainger 35 C/B Stamford 9 Paul Bloomfield James Whitehurst 35 C/B Heaton Park 10 Jason Timmins Lee Briscoe 34 C/B Normanton 11 David Williams Les Marshall 34 C/B Leeds Golf Centre 12 Darren Gibson Tim Wilshire 34 C/B Normanton 13 Howard Drake Mark Wilson 34 C/B Saltburn by the Sea 14 David Roberts Warren Stickney 33 C/B Normanton 15 Simon Matthews Richard Lee 33 C/B Wakefield /Hanging Heaton 16 Philip Moore Paul Parker 33 C/B Eaglescliffe 17 Darren Hilyard Paul Bowery 33 C/B Normanton 18 Richard Stead Andrew Bell 32 Normanton 19 John Smith Jabber Khawar 31 C/B Towneley 20 Stephen Cummings Nick Raitano 31 C/B Wilton [...]
Skipton Golf Club’s Men’s and Ladies’ Captains, Bob Jarman and Lorraine Raeburn, have swung into action with the annual 'drive-in' to mark the traditional tee-off to the new 2023 season, staged as part of an extremely well-supported mixed competition day on Saturday. (April 1) With the club in fine heart both on and off the course, both Captains say they are looking forward to a highly successful season. Bob commented: “I hope to bring the various sections of the Club together more often and promote the social side of golf as much as we can. I think the opening day’s turnout of over 140 golfers was fantastic and hopefully signifies the start of a superb year of golf for all at Skipton Golf Club.” Lorraine said: “Wherever possible I am keen to encourage new children members to attend our junior coaching sessions - two of my own grandchildren are already involved. We also have beginners coaching and academy membership leading into full membership, while new lady members will be assigned an individual mentor from our ladies committee to integrate them into our section and assist them in obtaining their handicap.” Both captains will be staging a series of fund-raising events throughout their year in office in aid of their joint charity, Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope. These include a standalone charity golf day on Saturday, April 22, further fund-raisers at Open Events and selling season tickets for the Captains’ Charity Bunker and Stream – two hazards for which a nominal fine is normally paid. Lorraine is also planning a coffee morning in May at a home venue to further boost the kitty, while Bob will continue to auction off his [...]
After trialling the opening of the golf course to members over the last couple of weeks, we are pleased to announce that we are now opening to visitors. The course is in fabulous condition thanks to our greenkeepers, Ian and Darren and we would recommend you come and visit us soon. We ask that you follow the following rules carefully to ensure everyone’s safety at the club. 1. All golfers must play in 2 balls only. 2. Visitors must book and pay online. Access to the course will not be allowed unless pre-booked. 3. Dates are available up to 4 days in advance. 4. All golfers must adhere to the England Golf ‘Play Safe’ guidelines. We hope to be able to give further guidance on our upcoming Opens shortly. Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as our website, for further information.
Skipton Golf Club opened its newly remodelled and extended 18-hole course on schedule at the beginning of August. On a busy launch weekend, a 12 hole stableford competition from the white tees and with a shotgun start was staged on the Friday evening and was fully subscribed. It formed part of a celebratory opening event for members. The following day, 104 golfers competed in the annual President’s Day stableford competition, the first over the full 18 holes. Ben Topper topped Division 1 with 42 points and a gross of 72, which currently stands as a new course record! Heading Division 2 with 35 points was Oliver Wild. “The weather was perfect and the new course received very favourable comment. In fact, both events proved a resounding success,” said club president Jonathan White. The remodelled course at Skipton, completed during the club’s landmark 125th anniversary year, incorporates two new par 4 holes and a brand-new raised 17th green. Many other improvements and enhancements all around the course include new tee beds and bunkers constructed by local contractor Oliver Sugden, of Sugden Amenities. Major redevelopment work at the golf club was necessitated by the Environment Agency’s Flood Alleviation Scheme for Skipton. It has involved a significant investment, which has been funded by the Agency’s compensation agreement.
Skipton Golf Club is teeing up for the much anticipated launch of its newly remodelled 18-hole course on August 1. The club is this year celebrating its milestone 125th anniversary and the opening of the new-look course represents one of the single most important landmarks in Skipton’s long and proud history. A celebratory opening event for members is planned for Friday, August 3, with the President’s Day taking place the following day. An Open Event for visitors will follow shortly afterwards at a date to be determined. Work is now complete on two brand-new par 4 holes, which will significantly add to the appeal of the well-known golf course, which stands in an area of outstanding scenic beauty just off the A59 on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales market town. The new course continues to offer challenges to all standards of golfers. It becomes a par 71 with three par 3s, 13 par 4s and two par 5s. In addition, the planned introduction of gender-free tees will allow players of all abilities to challenge themselves at their own level. Major redevelopment work, involving significant investment, has been necessitated by the Environment Agency’s Flood Alleviation Scheme for Skipton. It has been funded by the Agency’s compensation agreement. Already in place and well established are a remodelled and enhanced 15th green and an extended 9th hole, now a par 5 following the construction of a new tee. Further work has been completed to improve sight lines on the signature par 3 16th green, which, along with the enhanced 15th, represents Skipton’s very own ‘Amen Corner’- two holes running alongside Eller Beck demanding both accuracy and a steady nerve! Other improvements include a brand-new raised 17th [...]
This year, members and visitors will be playing a totally revised golf course, which will include two brand-new, professionally designed and built Par 4 holes. The planned opening date is 1st August 2018 although keep an eye out for future newsletters for more information on this as we are subject to the vagaries of the British weather. For anybody who knows or has already played Skipton, you will be aware of some of the stunning holes that already exist. Our very own “Amen Corner” - the 14th, 15th and 16th - have been long recognised as three of the best holes in Northern golf. Well, you can take it on good authority that the two new holes to be opened this year are already being classed as the best on the course. You can imagine, then, just how excited our members are about the August opening! But, we have more – far more –than the new holes to look forward to, because this work has allowed us to undertake a total redesign of the course layout, which will see our existing short Par 3 opening hole turned into a short game practice facility and our existing Par 5 second hole become the new first. Other changes for the better are almost too numerous to mention, but include new and extended tee beds, totally new greens on both 15 and 17, and significant drainage and landscaping work completed across large parts of the course. The new layout will continue the tradition of Skipton offering a challenging and enjoyable course to golfers of all abilities, while at the same time providing golfers with some of the most stunning views of any golf course in the UK. [...]
Winter is over or at least that is what they tell me in mid-April as I look out on grey skies and hear the gas boiler firing up continuously to combat the relentless cool temperatures! Ah, but I have it on good authority that warm weather is on the way and on the basis of that reassurance, it is time to come out of hibernation and return to my “Musings” for the 2018 season. We look back on what has been one of our worst Winters for many years and my sympathies go out to all our Greens Staff who have faced relentless cold, wet weather whilst trying to get all those jobs done that had been deferred to the off-season! They deserve a medal and let’s hope that their suffering of the last few months can be compensated with a warm Spring and a hot Summer. We certainly deserve them after the disappointments of the last few years. Refurbishment Despite all this, things have been moving apace at Skipton, particularly with the refurbishment of the Clubhouse which has given it a fresh and very modern look. It has been quite a challenge but thanks to the efforts of a small number of people we now enjoy a facility which is a delight to use and which is already resulting in increased bookings for weddings, parties and social events. Another improvement to the Club has been the conversion of the old snooker room to a meeting and conference facility. Full details of The Dales Room can be found on the Club’s website and even though it is a recent improvement, it is proving extremely popular with local businesses with bookings increasing month [...]
Skipton Golf Club has opened its remodelled and enhanced 15th green, the first stage in a complete transformation of the course. The project represents one of the single most important developments in the long history of the well-known club, which was founded in 1893. Work is on schedule to be completed next summer during Skipton Golf Club’s landmark 125th anniversary year. The current 15th green was temporarily rendered inaccessible during the construction of four replacement bridges under the Environment Agency’s Flood Alleviation Scheme for Skipton. Club Chairman Michael Hirst explained: “However, the golf club seized this opportunity, taking the bold decision to invest over £15,000 in a complete rebuild of the green and surrounds last autumn. “Members are now enjoying testing their putting skills on the larger, well-drained green, which has been raised by a metre in height, providing an enhanced view from the fairway across Eller Beck.” Over this summer, a significant amount of improvement work to drainage, greens and pathways has been carried out at Skipton and a spacious and modern new green keepers’ building has been constructed. Next season will see a complete re-routing of the existing course to incorporate two new recently constructed par 4 holes, designed by top designer David Jones and built by leading golf course constructors MJ Abbott, who together with Ryder Cup Captain, Paul McGinley, were responsible for the much acclaimed recent renovation of the bunkers at Wentworth A target date of August, 2018, has been set for the opening of two new holes. Mr Hirst commented: “This is an exciting time at Skipton Golf Club. The financial settlement agreed with the Environment Agency has enabled us to continue to provide a full 18 holes throughout [...]